Drivers’ Education is a foundation course, which teaches the theory of responsible driving. Emphasis is placed upon introduction of mechanics of driving, execution of most driving operations and a thorough understanding of rules of safe driving.
Drivers’ Education is designed to improve students' knowledge of traffic safety and to prepare them to receive training for becoming safe operators of motor vehicles. Students will also study the legal and financial obligations of operating a motor vehicle, the economics of automobile ownership, the care and maintenance of an automobile, general accident prevention, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving.
The general outcomes of this course are:
- Students learn to focus on being Responsible Drivers!
- Students learn how to react with traffic . . . in different situations.
- Students learn to drive in different environments . . . in various weather conditions.
- Students develop good decision-making skills for driving, purchasing a vehicle and selecting vehicle insurance.
- Students understand the importance of driving defensively.
Attendance – good attendance is essential. Class will begin on time. Absence from the class means students will miss information and discussion that are part of the development of the class outcomes. All assignments, exams, quizzes, videos missed must be completed by a student. In addition, one class additional project may be assigned to replace the lost class time.
Conduct – courtesy and respect at all times, to all.
Assignments – turned in on time to receive full credit.
Since the students enrolled in this class are to become members of the driving community, it is CESA #2’s belief that the contents of this course are essential. Therefore, it is important that each student display the maturity, responsibility, and commitment towards the class that demonstrates his/her readiness to become a good, responsible driver. Any student failing to demonstrate appropriate behavior in the class will be removed from the class.